Job Experience via CPT & OPT

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) are  temporary employment authorizations for F-1 international students allowing off-campus work experience.

Follow your department's guidelines to apply and, if you have any questions, contact your advisor for help. The advisors by major are listed below.

To switch between Undergraduate and Graduate, click the tab at the bottom of the table/sheet below.

The application process has changed as of July 2021. Learn more about the CPT and OPT Process.

Overview of the CPT application process at CoE [pdf] (Fall 2021 presentation)

See the Grad Events calendar for live workshops hosted by ESSC and ISSS during spring and fall semesters.